Volatility Views 83: Check Your Levels
Volatility Review: We had quite a roller coaster week in terms of implied and realized vol. The importance of vol of vol has been showcased.
Listener Mail: We have a huge mail bag today.
Question from Big Ned: Is it possible for an options trader to ever truly be flat, aside from closing his positions?
Question from Alex Gumble: How do market makers manage their volatility exposure when everyone else in the pit (or bin) has the same position? That seems like a difficult prospect.
Question from Mikhail, Ukraine: Why do I need to worry about Vega? I only sell strangles and iron condors. The risk is clearly defined. If price is good, I sell. I price is not good, I don't sell. It’s very simple.
Question from Nix01: I liked Mark's article "VIX Activity - Hedge or Sign" from 2/27. Can he elaborate on the show?
Comment from [email protected]: Rule of 16, nice one! Thanks @Options #Volatility.
Question from Talos_A: Insider trading has been making many h